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Deputies comb woods for clues in death of Claiborne Parish mother

Ruby Wafer (Courtesy: Claiborne Parish Sheriff) Ruby Wafer (Courtesy: Claiborne Parish Sheriff)
Devion Wafer (Courtesy: Claiborne Parish Sheriff) Devion Wafer (Courtesy: Claiborne Parish Sheriff)

HOMER, LOUISIANA (KSLA) – The search for clues continues in Claiborne Parish for more clues into the death of Ruby Wafer and her infant son.  The body of the 19-year-old mother missing for two weeks was found Sunday behind an abandoned store off Highway 2 in Homer.  Today, deputies are using all-terrain vehicles to comb the woods in the area in search of clues and evidence in the case. 

Wafer and her one-year-old son Devion were reported missing on March 22 by family members.  Authorities found Devion's body two days later in Beaver Creek, in Claiborne Parish.  Sheriff Ken Bailey says the little boy died as the result of drowning, and that it does not appear to be accidental.  His death his being treated as a homicide.

Today, Sheriff Bailey has also confirmed to KSLA News 12 that Ruby Wafer had been sending text messages from a cell phone, but will not go into detail about what those messages said, who they were sent to and when they stopped.  The cell phone used has not been recovered.  

Bailey says toxicology tests on Ruby Wafer a still pending, and they won't know why she died until they get those results. The Sheriff reports that the coroner did not find any signs of strangulation, stabbing or gunshot wounds.

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